VERY RARE Footage of Black Wall Street, Before The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

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If you haven’t heard of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, it was an event when on May 31 – June 1, 1921, a white mob attacked residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This area was also known as Black Wall Street.

As part of a new documentary from the Smithsonian Channel, a rare, brand-new footage of Black Wall Street was uncovered after not seeing the light of day for more than 50 years! Also part of this footage is the only known color video of the day of the Riots.

Never forget your history…

 

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  • Rebecca Dewinter 4 weeks ago

    The truth needs to be told.

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  • Betty Vegas 2 years ago

    This was not all that happened to this city in Oklahoma , it was not just the riots of white folks killing and destroying blacks it was also the government dropping bombs on the city destroying the neighborhoods . They had to have mass graves because they had killed between 3000 and 4000 blacks. So if the story is to be told tell all of it. Thank you

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    • Earl Rogers Jr 2 years ago

      Thank you Betty, I was also aware of that information. It was the Army Air National Guard Who dropped the bomb On black American citizens.

    • DOUGLAS 2 years ago

      YEPPIR!

    • Gregory Harvey 2 years ago

      Our military? Murdered us

    • Donna 1 month ago

      You sound SURPRISED?!!!

    • Emmy 2 years ago

      What! This was hidden all this time?!

      Job 12:22!

    • Cliet Wilburn 2 months ago

      Where was this Army Air Force located?

    • Gregory Harvey 2 years ago

      I didn’t know that??? It’s sad too say that we don’t see a large black community like this anymore? White folks suppressed black people for so long; in America through ( Discrimination) (segregation)( teaching inferior education). I wish we could see a better change-

    • Gregory Harvey 2 years ago

      I’d like too see black folks get back on track as a conglomerate-business once again???

    • Jack oils 1 month ago

      Thanks for sharing…!

    • Rebecca Dewinter 4 weeks ago

      Oh, how awful!

  • Amy Zupancic 2 years ago

    I find it fascinating that a website that promotes itself as “Promoting economic, social & racial equity in the U.S.” would delete the comment I posted earlier today calling attention to the vitriolic hatred towards white people expressed by so many of the posts here. I summarized the hateful posts, listing the specific things said, including: “They [white people] are not human.” “White people are evil because they lack melanin.” “No race can rival whites in evil acts.” “White people lack creativity because they have no melanin.” “It is in their nature to do evil, savage things.” “White people are evil. It’s in their DNA.” “It’s in their [white people’s] nature cells chromosomes mindset and gutless soul if they have one.” Etc. I posted and encouraged us to rise above this kind of hatred based on skin color, and I don’t understand why my post was deleted. It’s my guess that this post will be deleted as well. If the administrators of this site would like to email me (my email is provided when I post) and tell me why my asking these questions about the comments and the hatred expressed therein is inappropriate, I’d be very grateful. Respectfully, A.P.Z.

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    • Kathryn Lewandowsky 2 years ago

      I’m a white person and although some of those comments are probably not factual, it’s hard to disagree that white people have been and continue to be a very violent race. Whether that is d/t their DNA, I cannot say.

    • A. W. Mayo 2 years ago

      You are showing yourself to be a part of the solution sista. Color should never be the reason for an action or the lack thereof. Thank you for being a human first.

    • Gregory Harvey 2 years ago

      Probably because it is partially true, think about it.

    • Amy Zupancic 2 years ago

      Which part, Gregory? That white people aren’t human? That it is in white people’s DNA to be evil? Which part of that racist garbage is “partially true?” Again, how do we get past the color of people’s skin to work together to make things better? It’s pathetic to me that we are almost 55 years after MLK’s “I have a dream” speech, and we are STILL judging people’s character by the color of their skin, whether that skin is black, white, some combination thereof.

    • Karen Medlock 1 month ago

      Yet it’s not POC who are salivating over a ‘race war’ is it? It wasn’t black people who destroyed a thriving black community, was it? Yet here you are whining about how people express the anguish of centuries of oppression committed by white people?! WTF do you expect?! SERIOUSLY?! I have ZERO sympathy for you. I’ll save it for the victims of racist aggression, like those poor immigrants locked up in cages.

  • Amy 2 years ago

    I appreciate learning about history, and this was a tragic event about which I knew nothing. It is discouraging, however, to read so many racist comments on this page. “Whites are jealous.” “Whites can’t stand seeing black people prosper.” “They are evil because they lack melanin.” “They lack creativity [because they lack melanin.” “No race can rival whites in evil acts towards humanity, animals, and the planet.” “It is in their nature to do evil, savage things.” “They have no spirituality; no natural sense of humanity.” “Why are white people so EVIL? It’s in their DNA.” “It’s in their nature cells chromosomes mindset and gutless soul if they have one.” “Whites are jealous we are God’s chosen people.” “Fact is: white people cant stand seeing blacks prosper.” “They’re not human.” I must ask: How will we ever make progress as a society if we allow these kinds of opinions – and similar opinions about people of color – to divide us? It’s easy to get discouraged when we see the white power structure so prominently on display in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere these days, but we can rise above this kind of racism. We can do better than this kind of hatred based on the color of one’s skin. We HAVE to do better than this.

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    • Nancy 2 years ago

      Amen, Amy! It’s wrong to create labels and stereotypes based on race.

    • James Pratt 2 years ago

      Really! Certain people on here are arrogant enough to feel that they have the right!!! To voice sympathy for the inhumane hands that caused not only the thousands of deaths here that we are speaking of but throughout the middle passage and beyond. There is a name for men and women like that but we will walk pass that at this moment cause we don’t have time for small talk, I will say this “if you love to forgive a man who don’t love you,then You go right on ahead” but do not ask for anyone else to who wants better for themselves to follow and continue to suffer another minute. You have seen What’s been going on for the pass 500 hundred years but you still want more. What is wrong with you. And anyone who’s thinking like you. If you continue to lay with a dog you will certainly wake up with his fleas.

    • Thomas 1 year ago

      Of the statements you have pointed out “No race can rival whites in evil acts towards humanity, animals, and the planet.” Is not an opinion. But fact. Simply look at what they’ve calmed they’ve discovered or the places they say they’re trying to make for civilized. Generally these are place they have murdered, robbed and looted. There’s no gold mines in the UK. Then how did they get so much of it?

  • Theresa 2 years ago

    Its amazing how people say, all you have to do is put your mind to it. You must meam White people must put their mind to it. Did you not see rhe same video I just saw. Where those black people put their minds to it and where SLAUGHTERED for putting their minds to it… There will never be peace for Blacks in America, because there is to much Guilt and Shame by those in Power….

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    • John 2 years ago

      Theresa, concur wholeheartedly!!!! Until the white accepts his savagery and acknowledges he fanned the flames of hate for generations, nothing will change!!! You’re positively, absolutely RIGHT……

  • Craig 2 years ago

    I am so sick of people calling this a “RACE RIOT” instead of what it really was, This was not a RACE RIOT no matter what they try to make you believe. This was a DAM MASSACRE done by HOMEGROWN TERRORIST and that’s the FACTS… No one wants to call it that because then we would have to deal with the situation completely different..

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    • Scott 2 years ago

      Very well stated.

    • Gregory Harvey 2 years ago

      That is 100% correct..

    • Me 1 year ago

      Thank you Gregory, it’s exactly what it was and continues to be … just a different method. And Amy above seems to think white people were and are being racially profile when they have proven relentlessly and repeatedly to be evil, hateful, despicable, incapable of looming beyond their skin color tho king that it makes them priviledge and entitle to some kind of respect or biting of the tongue. It was White people who started the racial divide and now want us to have a Kumbaya moment and forget. Priviledge to them is STILL being perpetuate by a white good ole boy U.S. Government extending seats for their kind to continue to STEAL seats that they don’t deserve and glossing over their poor treatment of others.

  • Dr. Tim Adams Th. D. 2 years ago

    Thank You !

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  • Danielle 2 years ago

    I stopping reading comments when the humans started bashing what they were taught from different teachers around the world no hard evidence. AND PLEASE IF YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE HOLY SPIRIT DONT SPEAK IGNORANCE. Christians are not to worship the picture preserved to be JESUS. No one knows his color and it wasn’t meant to be know.

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    • Ruth Ferguson 2 years ago

      Danielle
      Oh, please. Stop it. Of course “it was meant to be known” what race and religion and skin color Jesus was. He is the son of God, who’ s mother was Mary, a young Jewish girl. Jesus would not permit ‘secrets’ about who he is. Where in the Bible, Hebrew or any Bible of God, is it written that no was to know or question his geneology???

    • Kas 2 years ago

      Tulsa and Rosewood just so happens to be two of the last major acts of destruction and violence by whites inflicted upon successful black communities. Black neighborhoods and small communities oftentimes thrived (considering the odds they were up against). They did so because of the tightness of the family structure and the avid support of the church as a hub for blacks coming together, pooling resources, getting education, and participating in social, fraternal, and political events.

    • Hopeton Whilby 2 years ago

      YEP KAS!!

    • Elma Carey 2 years ago

      He was born on what continent? Where? It is a very hot climate and therefore the idiginous people needed melanin in their skin in order to not burn up!

    • Scott 2 years ago

      Their was a incident in Philadelphia PA about 32 years ago where they dropped something that burned a larger percentage of black families out claiming it was because so black man would not allow access into his home. Many blacks lost their homes. Osage avenue.

    • Hopeton Whilby 2 years ago

      In response to your nobody knows his colour. Check this out.
      And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
      Revelation 1:15 KJV
      This is the color of Jesus.. oh yes the Bible describe Him perfectly..

  • carl snyder 2 years ago

    Another example of America’s checkered past that many would prefer to keep under wraps while we rail against the rest of the world.

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  • D D 2 years ago

    Whites are jealous we are God’s chosen people. Research the lost book of Enoch. Its a book that was taken from the bible. It will explain how the white man came about.

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    • Ruth Ferguson 2 years ago

      So, you’re claiming the Arabs out of Africa, of whatever religion, are God’s ‘chosen people’? Why? What documents do you have that will back this up? I know Jesus said in different ways and different places and I think it’s also in the Old Testament ….”I have others also, who will know my teachings’ …. is this what the Holy Spirit is revealing to you?

  • Dan 2 years ago

    Fact is: white people cant stand seeing blacks prosper. It irks their last nerve. But guess what all my Anglo Saxon friends: black success is inevitable, get over it.

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    • Joey 2 years ago

      Sir,
      Not all white people are the same. The comment that you made “white people can’t stand seeing blacks prosper” is a comment that has never went through my mind. My mother brought me out to look at people for their character, and for their love of one another. To me there are sorry people of all colors, and if anyone wants to be successful all people need to do is put their mind to it and work for it.

    • Bobby 2 years ago

      You are correct, he should say racist white people.

    • Ruth Ferguson 2 years ago

      Joey,
      Amen.

    • Ruth Ferguson 2 years ago

      Dan
      You are drastically messed up, sir.
      We were told to work together for the good of all.
      There was to be no status difference in the new kingdom Jesus came to establish. “Go and sell all you own and divided the proceeds among the Prophets and Apostles (or something close to those words.) Didn’t work out very well, so far, for certain. But Jesus’ message was to be ” told far and wide.” By the apostles and their converts.

    • James Lemos 2 years ago

      Actually Jesus only came to teach the Jews. He didn’t want his words taught to gentiles. It was the Apostle Paul who really wasn’t an apostle of Jesus that started teaching Jesus’ teaching to non jews, which caused problems among the other apostles cause Jesus did not wan to teach the gentiles.

    • Sumner Lark 2 years ago

      What is often lost in the story of the area called the ‘Black Wall Street’ is that the area was rebuilt after the Tulsa riots. and thrived for a few years. What killed it permanently was the end of segregation. The businessman thrived because they had a dedicated customer base that had nowhere else to go to buy or rent. When the opportunity to live elsewhere presented itself, they did. Many going to where they could find better jobs. The Auto and Motown era in Detroit was started by the children of those who moved north from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Oklahoma. In modern days we had ‘white flight’ from neighborhoods followed by ‘newly prosperous Blacks’ flight . Those who focused on their education and got better jobs stopped going back to their old neighborhoods to live. They wanted the public status of achievement and that meant , house in the suburbs’ away from ‘bad influences’. Many grew up with only white friends. Didn’t want to hear about the CR movement. Now they follow Colin like a martyr and declare that racism still exists like a revelation. Their dumb butts wanted to believe that it went away.

    • Gregory Harvey 2 years ago

      Well said ! Summer Lark. I notice in today’s economic instances > ( Vietnamese) ( Mexicans) ( white) etc . All of those I just mention are prospering and growing as well, because they spend their money and do business within there { community}.. Unfortunately Black people have gone through much turmoil throughout history; you just don’t see this anymore.

    • Rob Mac 2 years ago

      Hell Yeah, So get Ready for a Rude Awakening! Cause It’s Comming! Lol!

  • Paul Crossgrove 2 years ago

    I am not a ‘spammer’.

    The white man’s god is the Black man’s oppressor, neither of whom has done anything for you ever.

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    • Darnell 2 years ago

      Ethiopia is in Africa and has always serve the Lord Jesus or Yeshua from the beginning and the only country that the white man didn t touch out of all the counties in Africa. So it’s not the white man God . But when you are unlearned and have not experienced Jesus for your self that’s the thing you come out your mouth you need to be born-again.

    • Kim 2 years ago

      Thank you.

    • Asarmaatra 2 years ago

      Stop lying. Christianity reached Ethiopia in the 4-7 century A.D Ethiopia knew nothing of Christianity or Jesus/Yashua. The beginning of what? You don’t even know the beginning of Ethiopia history. So you can’t say it’s been their since the beginning.

    • Ruth Ferguson 2 years ago

      Asarmaatra
      I learned this on National Geographic or History channels, can’t remember which. This was probably 13 or 14 years ago. There is a large, centuries-old “family” of African people, and no I don’t know what State they live in, in Africa, that practice the nearly identical rituals and customs, read the same scrolls, as the original Jewish people of today who live in Israel. They are also waiting for Jesus to return. AND….. blood testing reveals they all have almost identical blood markings as the Old Jewish tribes that still live in Israel and never left Israel. I would assume this is something that can be researched.

      I’m sure Mr. Imposter Netanyahu would have a conniption fit if this evidence was presented to him.

    • wayne 2 years ago

      You are only regurgitating nonsense that was indoctrinated into you while calling others “ignorant”..Ethiopia was invaded &also taken over by Europeans <- a misnomer as this is actually western Asia – in ancient times and in recent history.. Do your research on what Sellasie the Throne usurper did.. Christianity is nothing but a perverted male chauvinist murder cult like all other religions.. Indigenous Afrikans never had spirituality / concepts of nature deity concepts that wasn't balanced ma'at male and female.. After all we were here hundreds of thousands of years before any Afrikan enslaving murdering pillaging & raping Religion reared it's ugly head in the motherland.. Nowadays u actually have Afrikans worshipping a white God and Jesus b/c of how brainwashed they were from childhood and u are no different..

    • Elaine 3 weeks ago

      There is no white God..The true essence of God is peace, love and forgiveness. People have manipulated Something good and twisted it over the centuries while doing cruel things and proclaimg God all the same.

  • Anita Coker 2 years ago

    ” There will never be any peace—- UNTIL GOD is seated at the conference table”…… SMH

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    • Samuel Wright 2 years ago

      Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them”…… It is our duty to gather and sit at the table. So have a seat if you want GOD, to be there… Wake Up!!

  • Stephanie DeKemper 2 years ago

    I’d would love to see this dtory told in a docu-drama similar to Hidden Figures. Everyone should know this story. My dad told me about it.

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    • altha 2 years ago

      @Stephanie Dekemper, Everybody my age know about this story it’s the young people don’t no crap because you don’t read just to say I’m reading. Try it you might like it! (It’s soooooo many more black towns that were bomb by jealous, racist whites)

    • Erica 2 years ago

      Alot of it is not taught I’m the classrooms during history class in which it should. Whites tend to wanna shun out the real history of black america to make thselves look good

    • Joaney 2 years ago

      I fully understand what you’re saying. Many young people have little to no interest of their past and the people who should be passing on the stories have no knowledge of the facts themselves. What I’ve learned I have found on my own. I enjoy history and would like to know some of my own family history. No one talked very much about family so all I know I’ve gleaned from word of mouth and genealogy study. Reading is important the job comes in getting people to the point they want to know…

  • richard 2 years ago

    the lord give it an the white man took it away

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    • Cynthja 2 years ago

      If the Lord gave it then why would the Lord let such an evil force to take it away?

    • Anita Coker 2 years ago

      The Lord made Pharaoh’s heart hard for his purpose…Exodus 9:12 “And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.” Until we truly follow God’s laws and Principles we will never prosper! Are we supposed to have necessities? Yes, but we are not supposed to be acting like our captures! Believe it or not God love’s and hates…Romans 9:13 says, “For Jacob I loved, as for Esau I have hated”…We are not Esau so we should stop acting like them or we will always be damned! Exodus 4:21 says, The LORD said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your power; but I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.” Hope this helps you understand how God is over all things Good and what we see as bad but is actually a part of his purpose! #Staywoke

    • Debbie 2 years ago

      I Ask The Same Question About Africa Cynthia. The Richest Continent In The World. Diamonds, Platinum, Gold, Ivory, Exotic Animals…Fur & Skins and Much More. Africa Is Portrayed As An Impoverished Land, For It Has Been Raped and Robbed For Centuries By Outsiders. Many Who Claim To Go There To Help With Bible In One Hand, Gun In The Other. Greed Is A Terrible Sin. They Will Get By For A Time….But They Won’t Get Away.

    • Allsaints Macauley 2 years ago

      Don’t forget that the African leaders are helping to enrich Europe by stealing from their people.

    • Alypsia 2 years ago

      Amen!

  • GBall Da Godfather 2 years ago

    My comment is directed to Shyerl @ the top of the posts…funny how you discount / dismiss the events of your savage, hateful, evil and greedy history ta date as” rough stuff” and that ” of course you know all whites are not devils” comment is very condescending. When your Not able to use that skin color to surpress who you as a group practice determine is beneath you as a ethnic group, then we will all have justice and peace as a planet.

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  • Charles Barkwell 2 years ago

    Sheryl,

    A large % (incuding me) were never exposed in America the “400 Years Head Start and Advantages” – 1.22.2015 – https://youtu.be/6JErESW-CQI

    Rough stuff and of course you know, all White people aren’t the Devil.

    In my limited life, Latinos & Whites have eaten Dinner @ my Home Table; & me @ theirs.

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  • Sheryl 2 years ago

    Wow we didn’t know about this why we are not taught this in school. I understand this wasn’t available back in the day but what about now?

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    • Anita Coker 2 years ago

      It’s always been available in libraries…It was hidden from us on purpose. There is a saying that goes, “If you want to hide something from a black man, put it in a book!” I heard and read about this many years ago…this wasn’t the only bombing of African American neighborhoods! There were many!!!

  • John gainer 2 years ago

    Yes mostly all the above… it’s n their nature cells chromosomes mindset and gutless soul if they have one. My father escaped that massacre

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  • Lafayette Skinner 2 years ago

    Melanin is the best thing we have that why other people trying to take it from us even living or dead. But thy keep trying to take it, some of us just give it a way.

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  • Wylie J 2 years ago

    really trying to understand how thy were able to keep this info out of the history books….for so long? did someone actually think people would never find out about this? I’m reading the comments an can’t believe what people are saying…..absolutely unbelievable,some people actually think the colour of ur skin decides if ur evil……that’s a sad mind set to have everyday,good luck “wit that”!

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  • Tiya 2 years ago

    I saw an interview from one of the survivors and she said her parents didn’t teach her about racism and she was insulated from it because she lived here…these residents really just wanted to be great

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  • Tiya 2 years ago

    The women went in houses and stole China, linen, valuables…they literally looted the town before they blew it up

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  • Patricia 2 years ago

    WOW!!!! S-o-o-o much we are not aware of; but I’m elated to learn and pass it on so that others can learn TRUTHS! Thank you.

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    • altha 2 years ago

      @Patricia, You never say what someone else not aware of only you. I knew about Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There were so many more ALL black towns that whites were so jealous of blacks and killed, burn and took everything they had. They fought back but you know how racist white do things blacks were OUT-numbered. There were a ALL black town in Florida, back in 1923 was burned to the ground by racist jealous whites the name of that town was RoseWood, there were a movie made about that town. John Singleton, directed that movie it’s so many more . Read Patricia you will learn about how blacks had everything and the jealous, racist white men lied and killed until they got everything.

  • Snowden Becker 2 years ago

    Please note that the original footage used for this production was film (not video, which didn’t yet exist in 1921!), and was black and white, not color. The earliest color film processes available to amateur moviemakers like Solomon Sir Jones didn’t hit the market until the late 1920s, and color film wasn’t widely available until the mid-1930s, with the release of Kodachrome color stocks. Feature films and newsreels were even slower to make the transition to color. So while it’s often the case that amateur films really do capture the earliest known color moving images of many historic people, places, and events, it’s important to know that this is NOT “the only known color video of the day of the riots.” No such footage exists.

    That said, the original, black and white Solomon Sir Jones films are VERY beautiful, moving, and valuable historic documents of Tulsa and the surrounding region (a Baptist minister who built and pastored fifteen churches, he shot footage of Black communities all over Oklahoma, as well as his travels overseas to Europe and North Africa). Anyone who’s interested in the history of this region or these communities should check them out–they’ve been preserved and digitized by the Beinecke Library at Yale, and are fully accessible online, here: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/solomon-sir-jones-films-1924-1928

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    • Allen Shapiro 2 years ago

      TY for that information. I was racking my brains out trying to figure what color movie process was used to make this film.

    • Filmteknik 2 years ago

      Yeah, it’s fake color / colorization. Before there was Kodachrome there was Kodacolor (an early use of that name) which was a B&W stock embossed with lenticles so that a three color filter on the lens would record tiny stripes of color and projected back through a similar filter would result in color images but that was not introduced (per Wiki) until 1928. So I can second Snowden’s opinion that the color here is fake.

  • MICHAEL CHAPMAN 2 years ago

    Greenwood-Tulsa was more than a riot; it was a hardcore massacre. And an Air Raid. My mother survived many Allied air raids as a child during WW11 in East Germany. 60 Minutes or some other show portrayed Greenwood as the only known Air Raid deep within American soil. Greenwood stemmed from racial tensions.

    One of my paternal grandfathers (Appalachian) participated in a multi-ethnic labor strike and revolted against a corrupt wealthy company (building railroads, crops and digging mines) in Kentucky or West Virginia or the Carolinas.

    A town marshal, defeated members of a private police employed by the company during a contentious shoot out. The marshal was later ambushed and murdered by officials of that company, after they lured him to peacefully have a talk.

    Labor men and their families took up firearms, maybe cannons. My grandpa with so many others., Attacked, but they were repelled from above by aircraft or hot air balloons (owned by the company). The company associates piloting the aircraft dropped explosives onto the revolt below. Later, the Army National Guard or the equivalent, enjoined the company to help further squash the labor revolt.

    “All the laborers abandoned their firearms and ammo among the trees and hills after eventually surrendering, to avoid confiscation.”

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  • Lynn 2 years ago

    I have never heard so much racism on so few comments. No wonder trump is in office. God bless all of us.
    “Makes Me Want To Holler.”

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    • Leah 2 years ago

      Agreed!
      Keep a steadfast prayer in your mind and heart. Only God can save us!

  • Doris Henderson 2 years ago

    Wow thanks for the information. It is amazing to see it in color. But how convenient for the institute to release the film after 50 years

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    • Snowden Becker 2 years ago

      Much of the film used in this piece was in the personal collection of the filmmaker, Solomon Sir Jones, and his family for many years, and was only recently preserved, digitized, and made accessible by archivists at Yale’s Beinecke Library. Their institutional blog has a post announcing that the collection has been processed and made available for research access in September of 2012. The footage of the riots is Fox Newsreel material, which was in the collections of the University of South Carolina, and was digitized and made more accessible in 2013 with the help of archivists from the Library of Congress, among others: https://tulsaraceriot.wordpress.com/tag/newsreel/. I feel it’s important to note that the footage was NOT being withheld or suppressed by the Smithsonian Institution, or any other archival entity, for the intervening decades; on the contrary, it’s largely because of those institutions and the archivists who work in them that these films have survived, been identified and cataloged, and are being made accessible to a wide audience online.

    • Filmteknik 2 years ago

      It’s great but I don’t see why they felt the need to add the fake color. For footage this crucial it’s important not to tamper with it in any way.

  • Eye 2 years ago

    Evil is not specific to Race but humanity. The laws of power state that those in power will use their power to stay in power. It’s only natural. You see this all over the world; race is not the primary factor just so happens one has the most power and is using it to stay in power. However, most (all race of people) would behave similarly.

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    • Al 2 years ago

      Hear, hear. Thank you…
      um…”Eye?” Or is it Mr. Sauron? hehe

  • Flora ilyaas 2 years ago

    As our Creator Allah swt has told the Believers call on me to fight your Battles and on the day of Judgement, Karma and all who has done an evil deed to Humanity wil pay the price of what his or her hands has sent forward upon Allah swt Creation Ameen Ameen Ameen

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  • Leith 2 years ago

    Prosperity is in our DNA

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  • JamPat 2 years ago

    Adrian, you appear to miss the point. When have a mob of Black people went into a White community and murdered hundreds of innocent people because some White man assaulted a White woman? It takes pure evil for people to participate in an act so despicable.

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  • LINDA 2 years ago

    It’s so many. Untold African American stories

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  • D. Gaston 2 years ago

    It was a MONEY RIOT, they wanted our dollars in their community and did not like us being self efficient it’s a shame!!

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  • Pat Aik 2 years ago

    What a story… Thank You

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  • Nic 2 years ago

    Thanks for the informative post. Glad to see more people are learning and talking about Black Wall Street. Please correct the typo in this sentence: “a white mob attached residents .” I believe you meant attacked. Thanks.

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  • Sheshe 2 years ago

    But white is the root of it

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  • Keeley Gilmore 2 years ago

    Thank you for this story since i have direct tv on 570 i have this channel i will be watching.

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  • Ella Williams 2 years ago

    No but a whole gang of ua would follow a blue eyed demon like Jim Jones to hell!

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  • Antoinette 2 years ago

    Could we ever build another Black Wall Street like that again. I know I would love to be a part of that community.

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    • Ernest Porter 2 years ago

      Nope.If it did happen the man will burn it down again

    • jodie 2 years ago

      Yes, but I am sure it will not be named Black Wall Street, simply because any ingenuity progress, intellect displayed by Blacks is always minimized. Simply things like inventions and input into the things that make this nation tick is always kept in the dark and now that we don’t have true Black Media we will never hear of anything. The Black wealth in the nation will be achieved and demonstrated in another manner. The stock market will never be able to let something like that go unseen.

    • Alice 2 years ago

      Yes, it take our total trust and a strong effort.

  • bill 2 years ago

    Why are White People so EVIL?

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    • Erma vance 2 years ago

      That is the million dollar question. It’s like it’s in their DNA.

    • BibiX 2 years ago

      It is in their nature to do evil, savage things. All one has to do is take a look at their history. Today injust murders against our people time and time again also suggest they have no spirituality; no natural sense of humanity.

    • Al 2 years ago

      No, no, no… Let’s not do that… It is not in any group’s nature to commit evil. Had this existed in the North, (though there wouldn’t have been a need for it, honestly) I doubt White people would start magically hating freed slaves and murdering them for money. If anything, the Northerners were jealously protective of Black Americans. It’s the rural South’s economic dependency on the slave trade that led to this hatred.

    • Asset7 2 years ago

      It’s the melanin in the skin that’s missing from them. It is the lack of creativity because of it. It is also jealousy routed from envy. The son is their enemy while we’re naturally made to work in the sun “hair” skin and endure the sun rays because it powers us.

    • lars 2 years ago

      Historically, the White people that are “racist” have been indoctrinated through politics, pseudo-science, and religion, and generational social inheritance (AKA lies). The lies started during the “Council of Nicea” (circa 300AD) to gain control over Africa. Subconsciously, they believe it’s in their self interest to follow those oppressive ideologies. They are evil because they are ignorant. I doubt it has anything to do with melanin. I haven’t seen proof of that. Please share

    • Asahda 2 years ago

      Dr. Frances Cress Welsing says it all. But you should really study the science of what melanin is..is not just skin color. It is so much more powerful beyond belief. (God Molecule). Check Henrietta Lacks and her cells!!

    • June E. Porter 2 years ago

      The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks….I believe Oprah Windfrey has made a HBO TV movie about her life and legacy. Imagine Johns Hopkins research into this and having her cells marketed all over the world without her or her family’s consent. Now this is evil

    • Adrian 2 years ago

      Evil is in all race!

    • JamPat 2 years ago

      Adrian, you appear to miss the point. When have a mob of Black people went into a White community and murdered hundreds of innocent people because some White man was simply accused of assaulting a Black woman? It takes pure evil for people to participate in an act so despicable.

    • Roderick Henderson 2 years ago

      All they wanted to do is what the white people wanted them to do “pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, ” and they did it. We are dammed if we do and dammed if we don’t. It was all about race, jealousy, and hatred. We can do it again if we really tried. They were so together then. I’d rather have lived and died that day than the way black folk are today. Not all, but wow I wish we can have that like they did.

    • BibiX 2 years ago

      No race can rival whites in evil acts towards humanity, animals, and the planet. Not even close.

    • London 2 years ago

      they are evil bc they lack MELANIN

    • Jeffrey WASHINGTON 2 years ago

      They’re not human

    • Alice 2 years ago

      It’s evilness in every ethnicity. However, we were en-slaved for so long and we not only made people wealthy, we build America for free. Now, we get paid to do it. If someone cuts your grass for free for 10 years, now you have to pay him. How would it make you feel?

  • Mike Henry 2 years ago

    Very Good Information

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  • James 2 years ago

    Wow.

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